Monday Marks Fifth Anniversary of MDH Website
JEFFERSON CITY - Monday is the fifth anniversary of the Missouri Digital Heritage (MDH) website.
Secretary of State Jason Kander, the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Library are celebrating the collaborative effort that has provided state history online.
Since going live in 2008, MDH pages have been viewed more than 400 million times with the number of collections hgrowing from 34 to 399. Users can view nearly 70 of Missouri's local libraries, universities and cultural institutions using the site.
"The Missouri Digital Heritage website offers an extraordinary level of access to the stories, photographs and documents of our state," Kander said. "I am proud that my office provides this service so Missourians and the broader online community can piece together their own personal history."
The Secretary of State's office houses both the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Library. The library gives hundreds of grants every year through the federal Library Services and Technology Act funds. Many collections included on the MDH website are made possible through this grant program.